Ascribed to Nicolaus Pergamenus on the basis of Paris BN MS. lat 8512, and to the Milanese doctor Mayno de Mayneriis (Magninus Mediolanensis) on the basis of a MS. at Cremona C, supported by local references in the text (Pio Rajna, Intorno al cosiddetto Dialogus creaturarum ed al suo autore, in Giornale storico della letteratura italiana 10 (1887) pp.75-113)--ISTC.
Title from incipit (pi1); imprint from colophon (m6 recto): Presens liber Dyalogus creaturarum appellatus iocundis fabulis plenus Per Gerardum Leeu in opido Goudensi incept[us] munere dei finitus est anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo mensis iunii die tertia. G LEEV
Signatures: pi⁴ 2pi⁶ a-l⁸ m⁶ (pi1 and a1=blank)
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum collates preliminaries *⁶ **⁴; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke collates ⁴ ⁶.
Chancery folio; a4 recto: 34 lines, 184 x 115 mm; type: 108G; initial spaces (some with guide letters); woodcuts.
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, IX, 33
Goff, Frederick R. Incunabula in American libraries, N151
Incunabula short title catalogue, id00159100
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.403.104 FOLIO imperfect: pi1 and a1 (both blank) wanting. Collates as Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (pi⁴ 2pi⁶). Rubricated in red throughout with all woodcuts hand-colored. Thirteen-line initial on pi2 historiated and painted by hand. Leaf dimensions: 283 x 205 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.403.104 FOLIO with bookplate of Alexander Peckover and unidentified 19th-century bookplate with the initials "CM," and the words, "quaero" (designer: H. Catenacci; engraver: A. Descaves; printer: A. Salmon). Bibliographical inscription in pencil on verso of front free endpaper. Pencil collation note (Quaritch) on recto of free endpaper at rear. Purchased Feb. 1956.
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.403.104 FOLIO bound in early calfskin panelled and tooled in blind and gilt.